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Pope Francis’s message of hope in Colombia significant for communities affected by mining

Friday, 08 September 2017 09:55

CIDSE, the international family of Catholic social justice agencies, welcomes the address of Pope Francis in Colombia who focused his intervention on the peace process underway in the country.

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President of the CCCB asks Prime Minister Trudeau for an ombudsperson for the Canadian extractives sector

Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

On 9th August 2017, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express concern over the environmental degradation and human rights violations caused by Canadian extractive companies operating on Indigenous lands in Latin America.

In Solidarity with the Shuar Community of Ecuador and Acción Ecológica

Monday, 09 January 2017 13:35

Letter from the Churches and Mining Network concerning the Shuar Community and the decision of the Ecuadorian Government to close down and dissolve Acción Ecológica. 21 December 2016 (Available in EN and ES)

Popular Movements will Present Proposals to Generate a New World to Pope Francis

Monday, 07 November 2016 14:23

The Third World Meeting of Popular Movements began November 2 in Rome with a panel that includes the participation of Cardinal Peter Turkson, of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and João Pedro Stédile, the leader of the Landless Peasants Movement in Brazil.

Letter from Church and Mining to Pope Francis

Monday, 07 November 2016 08:37

The network Church and Mining took part in the meeting of popular movements with Pope Francis and brought their message to him  

Churches and Mining Network calls for building alternatives to extractivism.

Monday, 12 September 2016 14:17

“Mining megaprojects don’t solve the economic problems of our countries; on the contrary, they have harmful effects on our people, our communities and the nature.” This is one of the conclusions reached by the participants of the Third meeting of the Churches and Mining Network, held from 2 to 4 September in the Colombian capital, which brought together 50 religious leaders from various countries.

Petition: Tell EU to support UN treaty for businesses and human rights!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:20

We live in a world where corporations have unprecedented powers. Every day, transnational corporations impact ordinary people - from exploiting workers and destroying the environment, to avoiding taxes and devastating communities through extraction. They do this with almost complete impunity because they have seized unprecedented influence over governments and decision makers.

CELAM, Iglesias y Minería and CIDSE discuss integral ecology and mining

Monday, 05 September 2016 10:55

CIDSE works closely with Iglesias y Minería (Church and Mining) since the creation in 2013 of this ecumenical coalition of about 70 Latin American organizations united to reflect and struggle against the common challenges posed by transnational mining companies in Latin America.

Encuentro Lationamericano de Iglesias y Minería - Bogotá, Colombia

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:34

For the third time in Latin America, Iglesias y Minería will gather religious representatives, pastoral members, social mouvements and leaders of communities affected by mining proyects in the continent from September 2-6 in Bogotá. A CIDSE delegation will be present at the event. 

Meeting in Mariana of popular movements in dialogue with Pope Francis reflects on the social situation of Brazil

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 15:20

Meetings of popular movements with Pope Francis took place in Rome in 2014 and in Bolivia in July 2015. Brazilian movements reunited this month, without the physical presence of Pope Francis this time but keeping his words close to the heart.